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Dense cities: for better or for worse?

How to manage the challenges and reap the rewards of dense urban developments


Dense urban development can bring great benefits – energy efficiency, convenience, and a critical mass of population to drive dynamic and diverse economic, social and cultural activity. But there are competing challenges: pollution, congestion, overcrowding and demands on infrastructure. An international panel of experts examines the challenges and opportunities for planners, developers, investors, city leaders and occupiers and identifies the recipe for successful, sustainable and safe dense cities.

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Robert Peto, RICS President, RICS (UK)

Fouad Bendimerad, Chairman, EMI (USA)
Tony Lloyd-Jones, Reader in International Planning and Sustainable Development, University (UK)
See Lian Ong, RICS Global President-Elect, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (UK)
Andre Scharmanski, Project Manager, Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning (Germany)


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